UK smoking ban lift?

@askin123 (206)
June 18, 2008 11:35am CST
Ok so I've heard the UK smoking ban may be getting lifted due to pubs and resurants losing business. I was just woundering if this is true. Has anyone else heard this? Or are the goverment gonna continue ruining this country?
4 responses
• United States
18 Jun 08
here in The U.S. There have been many bans in lots of states against smoking. I can understand it in the work place and other public buildings. I do not think that it is right to ban smokings in bars and pubs though. Bars and pubs has always been an enviorment where smoking takes place. Businesses here have too been losing because of the smoking ban.
@askin123 (206)
18 Jun 08
Yes I agree. Alot of pubs are closing down here because they ain't making enough business. The goverment needs to make its mind up about what their doing
@askin123 (206)
21 Jun 08
Yes but most of the pubs in the UK used to be like a place where smokers can go, get drunk and hang out. Yes smoking is bad I know but don't just think of the non-smokers.
@urbandekay (18312)
21 Jun 08
Pubs here in UK, used to be places where both smokers and non-smokers could go and get drunk and hang out but the non-smokers had to endure the smokers smoke. Less of an inconvenience for smokers to go out than non-smokers to endure your smoke. Don't just think of the smokers all the best urban
@knightrider (1083)
• India
18 Jun 08
oh thats bad, smoking is silent killer for all age groups who get in to the habit, but off late the youngsters have defenitely shown keenesess in avoiding he smoking habit, it s really bad that uk is planning ot lift the ban
@askin123 (206)
18 Jun 08
I'm a smoker myself but I can see where your coming from with that. I dont like seeing little kids smoke as I started quite young myself and now i cant even walk up my mates stairs without getting out of breath.
@Tetchie (2933)
• Australia
22 Jun 08
I doubt they will lift the ban. Like Australia, the UK has a whole culture set around the pubs. It's like a way of life. BUT the facts are pretty clear about the harm of 2nd hand smoke on the public. I was a smoker so I have been on both sides of the fence here. Now a reformed smoker for 6 years (and proud of it), I don't like putting up with someone else smoking in my space, it's actually disgusting. I never had this problem when I was smoking! That rave aside, nobody likes change and this is what's happening now that smoking has been banned. But as soon as the dust settles things get back to a form of normality. Smokers get used to going outside or going to the designated area to light up. The best thing that could come out of it is that maybe the drinkers will stop smoking or cut down. I've even heard smokers say it's better in the pub without all the smoke. The ban is becoming global so it's not just the UK ruffling smokers feathers.
@urbandekay (18312)
18 Jun 08
I hope it is not lifted, best thing to happen for ages. all the best urban